The Ride Rotorua Top Ten Trails: Day 6, Old School Trails And New School Generations.
“I’m only working in the cafe when I’m needed, and to show my face so my staff don’t think I’m slacking off,” says local coffee shop ‘Zippy Central Cafe’ owner, Morgan Wilson.
“I am often out riding in the forest, surfing or out on the dirt bike,” when we asked about his sweet deal. Morgan chose Gunna Gotta, his most favourite trail in the Rotorua Redwoods Forest to guide us (school us) down.
Gunna Gotta is a bit of an oldie, and a real damn goodie. With recent logging activities, the top half of the track is unrecognisable to the track of old, but it’s another wonderful fresh beginning for the trail builders to sculpt and create a masterpiece of sweet singletrack.
We traded a local old hand on a rigid single speed for two young frothers from Planet Bike and headed over to Tokorangi for the second part of the day’s filming. We met Paul the uni student and Sam the triathlete for some mighty fast ripping down the sweet intermediate trail.
Day seven, our final day draws near. Maybe we needed to nominate Rotorua’s Top 40 trails, and we wouldn’t have to go home so soon?
If you want to catch up on the trip thus far check out the previous 6 days here: